little too close there. uncomfortable moment, but at least the turkey was pardoned. the image making news tonight in our "instant index," thanksgiving dinner. every part of it, in fact. five of the top ten google trends today, recipes for thanksgiving staples. green bean casserole, people were looking up pecan pie, sweet potato casserole. perhaps you were looking up deviled eggs or stuffing. so many american families trying to avoid a holiday dinner disaster. mine included. and to the number tonight in the news, you might want to chew on this. 2,500, or close to it. that's how many calories are said to be in the average thanksgiving meal. "the new york times" crunching the numbers. here is what they came up with. turkey, with the skin, stuffing, bread and butter, sweet potato casserole, mashed potatoes, the gravy, of course, cranberry sauce and pie? it all adds up to 2,478 calories. and if you were wondering, you would have to run over four hours straight, the pace, a ten-minute mile to burn that all off. but then again, who's counting? let's all eat and worry about it after.